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A.R.T.

Organizer(s): Kalkmann, Hans-Werner

Location: Kunst Kongress, Göttingen, Germany, 1972; Sum Gallery, Reykjavik, 1973; Graz, Austria, 1973; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, USA, 1973

Date: 1972–1973

Number of participants: 230

Document(s): Call, Summary, Invitation, Catalog, Article

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Invitation, Article

Bibliography: Kelmer, Ulrich: 200 Briefe mit kritischen Thesen und Vorschlagen zu Aktionen, Das Feuilleton, 22 July, 1972

Art-Rite, periodical

Author(s)/Editor(s): DeAk, Edit – Walter Robinson

Publisher: Art-Rite Publishing Company, New York, USA

Date: 1973–1978

Number of participants:

Document(s): Issues, Wikipedia, Article, Interview

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artforum, Artpool, Brooklyn Rail, Specific Object, Wikipedia

Available for research at Artpool: Issue Nos. 11/12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, Book

Bibliography: Allen, Gwen: The Magazine As An Alternative Space. Art-Rite, 1973-1978, in: Allen, Gwen: Artist’s Magazines. An Alternative Space for Art, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England, 2011, pp. 121–145. [Book available at Artpool]
Bui, Phong: In Conversation with Walter Robinson, in: The Brooklyn Rail, November, 2014
Frankel, David: The Rite Stuff: Art-Rite, in: Artforum, No. 41 (January 2003), pp. 114-19.

Audio Arts, cassette-magazine

Author(s)/Editor(s): Furlong, William – Michael Archer – Barry Barker

Publisher: Great Britain

Date: 1973–2006

Number of participants:

Document(s): List of issues (24 volumes), Interview, Audio excerpts, Wikipedia

Source(s) of the listed documents: Ecopolis, TATE, Wikipedia

Available for research at Artpool:

Bibliography: Valbonesi, Ilari: Embodying Sound. An interview with Bill Furlong on Audio Arts, in: Ecopolis.org, 2006

"As an artist I was more interested in ‘discussion,’ the idea of language and the people that already worked in conceptual fields in Great Britain. Soon I realised there weren’t magazines capable of reporting such material inspired by conversation, sounds and discussions. The evocative force of a voice is lost with the written word as it will only ever be a written voice." openculture.com

An Authentik and Historikal Discourse on the Phenomenon of Mail Art, article

Organizer(s): Zack, David

Location:

Date: January, 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Article

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Article

Bibliography: Zack, David: An Authentik and Historikal Discourse on the Phenomenon of Mail Art, in: Art in America, Vol. 61, No. 1, 1973. January - February, pp. 46-55.

A Conceptographic Reading of Our World Thermometer, communal TV project

Organizer(s): W.O.R.K.S. (Holyoke, Rick — Clive Robertson — Sue Robertson — Judith Woodrow — Paul Woodrow)

Location: Community Antenna Television, Calgary, Canada

Date: 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call

Bibliography: W.O.R.K.S (Holyoke, Rick — Clive Robertson — Sue Robertson — Judith Woodrow — Paul Woodrow): A Conceptographic Reading of Our World Thermometer, W.O.R.K.S , Calgary — Alberta, Canada, 1973, 76 p.

Creative Postcards, exhibition

Organizer(s): D’Hondt, Roger

Location: New Reform Gallery, Aalst, Belgium

Date: November, 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Newsletter

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [IAC (No. 8, 1973)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Chronology of Hungarian Correspondence Art, Newsletter

Death of the New York Correspondence School

Organizer(s): Johnson, Ray

Location: New York, USA, 5 April, 1973

Date: 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Letter

Source(s) of the listed documents: Ray Johnson Estate

Available for research at Artpool:

"On April 5, 1973, Johnson declared the ‘death’ of the ‘New York Correspondance School’ in an unpublished letter to the Obituary Department of The New York Times but continued to practice mail art under this and other rubrics." Ray Johnson Biography, in: rayjohnsonestate.com

"Mike Crane mentions the document in the North Carolina catalogue which announces the official death of the New York Correspondence School. But he does not mention its instant rebirth and metamorphosis as ‘Buddha University’. So, it's still functioning, with all sorts of subdivisions and fan club titles, and it doesn't really matter what it's called" Ray Johnson: Conversation with R. Pieper, in: Mail, Etc. Art (catalog), University of Colorado, the Tyler School of Art, Florida State University, 1980.

Experimental Art Publisher, small press

Organizer(s): Szombathy, Bálint – Gábor Tóth

Location: Budapest, Hungary – Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

Date: 1973–?

Number of participants:

Document(s): Publications

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: E. A. Publisher (1973), Visual and Semiological Information (1975), Physical and Semiological Information, Book No. 2 (1975), Poetical Objects of the Urbanical Environment (1976)

Comment: E.A.P. usually used fictive addresses in it's publications as these were considered illegal by the authorities. Gábor Tóth used many times a Leeds (UK) address for his publications even if he was living in Budapest, Hungary. (Based on a personal interview with Gábor Tóth, 2017)

French Window, exhibition

Organizer(s): Biard, Ida – Goran Trubljak

Location: Galerie des Locataires (Tenants Gallery)

Date: 1972–1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Photo, Catalog, Article

Source(s) of the listed documents: Academia.edu, Artpool, Tranzit.org

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Bibliography: Bago, Ivana: A Window and a Basement: Negotiating Hospitality at La Galerie Des Locataires and Podroom–The Working Community of Artists, in: Artmargins, June–October 2012, Vol. 1, No. 2–3, Pp. 116–146.

Hungarian Schmuck, publication

Author(s)/Editor(s): Mayor, David – Terry Wright – Felipe Ehrenberg – László Beke – Dóra Maurer

Publisher: Beau Geste Press, Cullompton, Devon, UK

Date: April 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Publication

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Publication

Comment: This was a special issue of the periodical Schmuck published by Beau Geste Press.

An International Cyclopedia of Plans and Occurences, exhibition

Organizer(s): Hompson, Davi Det

Location: Anderson Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Date: 15 March – 10 April, 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Crane; Jean Brown], Lomholt, Printed Matter

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Bibliography: Hompson, Davi Det (ed.): An International Cyclopedia of Plans and Occurrences, Andersen Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA, 1973

Jos Jedna Prilka Da Budete Umjetnik. Another Possibility to Become an Artist, exhibition

Organizer(s):

Location: Galerija Studentskog Centra, Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Date: 7–17 December, 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Bibliogrpahy: Novine Galerije SGC December, 1973

Omaha Flow Systems, exhibition

Organizer(s): Friedman, Ken

Location: Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Date: 1–24 April, 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Poster, Article

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Fondazione Bonotto, Held [Crane], The University of Iowa Museum of Art, Vasulka Archive

Available for research at Artpool: Article

Bibliography: Friedman, Ken: Flowing in Omaha, in: Art & Artists, Vol. 8, No. 9, 1973 August, pp. 6-9.
Bresette, James: Perfect Irony. Postal System Is Shaping Art Show, in: Omaha World-Herald, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 16 April, 1973

Signalist Explorations 1., exhibition

Organizer(s): Todorovic, Miroljub

Location: Gallery of Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Date: 26 February–9 March, 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog (leporello), Publication

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog (leporello), Publication

Signalizam, publication

Author(s)/Editor(s): Todorovic, Miroljub

Publisher: Pesnichke Novine, Nos. 3-4, Vol. II, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Date: 17 July, 1973

Number of participants:

Document(s): Publication

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Publication

Bibliography: Todorovic, Miroljub: Signalizam, Pesnichke Novine, Nos. 3-4, Vol. II, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 17 July, 1973

Comment: This is an international selection of signalist poets by Todorovic.

Szövegek. Texts, exhibitions

Organizer(s): Maurer, Dóra – Tóth, Gábor

Location: Galántai’s Chapel Studio, Balatonboglár, Hungary, 19–25, August, 1973; Pécsi Műhely, Pécs, Hungary, 9–28 December, 1973; Kép/vers. Visual/poem, Young Artists’ Club (FMK), Budapest, Hungary, April, 1974

Date: 1973–1974

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Poster, Photos

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [IAC (No. 8, 1973)]

Available for research at Artpool: Poster, Photos

Comment: The project went through a certain development. The second version exhibited in 1974 under the title Kép/vers. Visual/poem was curated by Maurer and Beke, László.

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